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Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina

AFRICANGLOBE - Calling Katrina less what nature wrought, more a conspiracy of federal, state and city government along with business interests against the area’s most vulnerable residents – mainly its poor Black population. Over a million people were displaced. Over 1,000 died. Cashing in on disaster followed. Former Republican congressman/current lobbyist Richard Baker said at the time: “We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn’t do it but God did.”

Black Residents Were ‘Left To Die’ After Hurricane Katrina

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the most troubling things about Hurricane Katrina was the government's recovery plan -- or lack thereof. Latoya Lewis, an organizer and employee at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, says she was a firsthand witness to the racial inequalities of the government’s response after Hurricane Katrina

11 Stupid Reasons White People Have Rioted

AFRICANGLOBE - During Hurricane Katrina, as people of all races desperately searched for provisions, the media reported that white people “found” food, while Black people “looted.”

NRA Praises White Vigilante Patrols That Shot Blacks After Katrina

AFRICANGLOBE - "My uncle was very excited that it was a free-for-all--White against Black--that he could participate in," says the woman. "For him, the opportunity to hunt Black people was a joy." Cam Edwards, host of the National Rifle Association's news show, claimed that after Hurricane Katrina residents of the New Orleans neighborhood Algiers "were looking out for each other by walking the streets armed with firearms." But according to a federal hate crimes indictment and numerous media reports, after Katrina White gun-toting vigilantes in Algiers targeted African-Americans with racially motivated violence.

Jindal Signs Bill Allowing Sale Of Lower 9th Ward Lots For...

AFRICANGLOBE - Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal, as expected, signed a bill last month allowing New Orleans to sell empty lots in the Lower 9th Ward for $100 leaving voters with the final say on the matter in November.

New Orleans: Seven Years After Katrina, a Divided City

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a national laboratory for government reforms. But the process through which those experiments have been...

Mandatory Evacuations Outside New Orleans as Hurricane Isaac Nears

Unprotected, low-lying areas outside New Orleans were evacuated Monday as Hurricane Isaac drew closer to making landfall in or near Louisiana almost seven years...

Post-Katrina Reconstruction Heightens Inequality – Racism

The redevelopment of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina significantly altered the demographics of New Orleans, disproportionately displacing African Americans, families with children and...

New Orleans Cops Involved In Post-Katrina Murders Face Decades In Prison

A federal judge sentenced five former police officers to years in prison for the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the days...

Ninth Ward Still Bleak Six Years After Katrina

Six years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, the New Orleans neighborhood that was hardest hit still looks like a ghost town. Redevelopment has been slow in coming, and the neighborhood has just 5,500 residents — one-third its pre-Katrina population.